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  • Malta's first car returns

    Malta's first car returns

    Malta's first-ever registered car, a 1904 Siddeley, and the first car ever to be driven in Gozo, has returned to the island. It originally bore the No. 1 number plate. President for the unveiling of the restored car in St Francis Square, Victoria,...

  • Self-portraits by Godwin Cutajar

    Self-portraits by Godwin Cutajar

    An exhibition of self-portraits by Godwin Cutajar is being held at Art...e Gallery, Victoria, until October 9. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 12.15pm and on Sundays from 10am to noon.

  • School year inaugurated

    School year inaugurated

    The scholastic year at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, was inaugurated last Monday with Mass concelebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and headmaster Canon Emmanuel Saliba for the school's 378 students.

  • Disabled students complete ECDL courses

    Disabled students complete ECDL courses

    A certificate presentation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of five disabled Gozitan students who successfully completed ECDL Modules 1 and 7 courses during the past scholastic year was held at Santa Marta hall, Victoria. The courses were...

  • Coming up

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo are organising a charity sale today in the football ground near the main car park, Victoria, from 7am to 1pm. A fee of €10 per car space is payable on the day. • A festival of local food and crafts...

  • Gozo Live at Villa Rundle

    Gozo Live at Villa Rundle

    The second edition of the annual Gozo Live performance took place at the Villa Rundle amphitheatre in Victoria. Gozitan residents performed seven plays they had written. A selection of poems and other texts were read, including one by 14-year-old...

  • Marking the Gozo diocese’s 150th anniversary

    Marking the Gozo diocese’s 150th anniversary

    Gozo Philatelic Society issued a set of 10 personalised stamps and relative cards showing Gozo’s bishops since the island became a separate diocese in 1864. The 150th anniversary was also celebrated by means of an official commemorative handstamp...

  • Xagħra cemetery restoration

    Xagħra cemetery restoration

    Members of the Xagħra Historical Re-enactment Organisation have cleaned the Xagħra plague cemetery by removing weeds and cutting shrubs that had overgrown in the cemetery grounds. The cemetery has laid abandoned for several decades and its...

  • Life goes on

    Life goes on

    Life goes on is the title of the first solo exhibition of paintings by British-born artist Sue Nightingale currently being held at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. In her works, Nightingale uses the image of a horse as...

  • Conclusion of Don Bosco summer club

    Conclusion of Don Bosco summer club

    A children’s concert consisting of plays, songs and dancing and a family barbecue were held at St Augustine’s Square, Victoria to conclude this year’s edition of the Don Bosco Summer Club. Over a hundred children participated in the concert. Photo...

  • Youths 4 youths day

    Youths 4 youths day

    The second edition of Youths 4 Youths, organised by the OASI Foundation, saw 29 Gozitan children aged nine to 11 meeting up with Maltese children from Fra Diegu Home, Ħamrun, and St Theresa Home, Żurrieq, for a day of fun activities. The youths...

  • Victoria centenarian feted

    Victoria centenarian feted

    A concelebrated Mass led by Fr Joe Libreri was held at our Lady of Grace church, Victoria, to celebrate the centenary of Maria Xerri (Tan-Nejna) from Victoria, who turned 100 on September 12. This was followed by a reception at her home. Born in...

  • Dusina report on Gozo translated

    Parts of the historic report by Mgr Petrus Dusina regarding his apostolic visit to the Maltese islands in 1575 that concern Gozo have been translated from Latin to Maltese by Gozitan author Anton Attard and published as a 128-page illustrated...

  • Pontifical Mass

    Pontifical Mass

    Gozo bishop Mario Grech is seen flanked by Archbishop Paul Cremona (left) and Apostolic Nuncio Aldo Cavalli at a Pontifical Mass held last Monday at the Cathedral in Victoria to mark the 150th anniversary of the setting up of the Gozo diocese.

  • Xagħra band holds annual concert

    Xagħra band holds annual concert

    Victory Philarmonic Society of Xagħra performed its annual symphonic concert to mark the feast of Our Lady of Nativity in the village. The band, under the direction of Joe Galea, performed works by Beethoven, Jacob De Haan, Claude-Michel...

  • Gozo hospital awards its staff

    Gozo hospital awards its staff

    The 2013 Gozo General Hospital Worker of the Year prize has been awarded to Bernardette Piscopo, a nurse in the Female General Ward, who has been serving in the hospital for the past 30 years. The 2013 Team of the Year Award went to the hospital’s...

  • Coming up

    • The film Noah will be screened at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 6pm. Need for Speed will be screened on Saturday at 8pm. • Europa Donna Malta is organising its first edition of its ‘Look Good Feel Good’ fashion show next Sunday at...

  • Marriage preparation meetings in Gozo

    Marriage preparation meetings, organised by the Family Commission of the Gozo Diocese, will be resuming in all the parishes of Gozo towards the end of the month. The meetings form part of the two-year marriage preparation necessary for couples who...

  • Xewkija niche restored

    Xewkija niche restored

    The stone niche containing the statue of a Madonna and Child (holding a pomegranate) on the outskirts of Xewkija has been restored in a joint project between the Ministry for Gozo and Wirt Għawdex. The restoration of the niche, known as the...

  • Praying for world peace

    Praying for world peace

    Archbishop of Loreto Giovanni Tonucci prayed for world peace at a concelebrated Mass at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary. Rector Gerard Buhagiar later gave the archbishop a tour around the sanctuary, accompanied by Għajnsielem archpriest Frankie Bajada. The...

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